Taliban govt asks US to raise sanctions, put money into Afghanistan

Afghanistan’s Ministry of Foreign Affairs spokesperson Abdul Qahar Balkhi on Wednesday urged the United States authorities to raise sanctions on Afghanistan and unfreeze its overseas change reserves to stop a humanitarian disaster within the war-torn nation.

In an announcement, the spokesperson stated 2021 will mark the “centennial of relations between Afghanistan and America”.

“Without any doubt, the two-decades war after October 7, 2001, cast a shadow over relations of American and Afghan people, but fortunately, the end result of this long war was guaranteed and resolved through a bilateral [Doha] agreement.”

Balkhi stated the Taliban had been all for “establishing positive relations with all world governments, including the American administration”.

He stated, “Afghanistan now has everything available for growth and development, and the United States of America can also invest in the manufacturing, agriculture, and mining sectors of Afghanistan.”

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Despite the Doha settlement, sanctions had been imposed on Afghanistan, he stated, asking the US to elucidate the “logic” behind the freezing of the property.

“At a time when we have an excellent opportunity for positive relations, reaching for the option of sanctions and pressure cannot help improve our relations.”

“We understand the concerns of the international community and America, and it is necessary for both sides to take positive steps in order to build trust,” he added.

We are involved that if the present state of affairs prevails, the Afghan authorities and other people will face issues and can change into a trigger for mass migration within the area and world which is able to consequently create additional humanitarian and financial points for the world.

The Taliban spokesperson urged the US Congress to view the problem by way of the prism of justice and approach the problem in a non-partisan method.

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